Nicholas Bodarth, eighth grader, holds coins in his palm from a recent book sale at the "mercado" (marketplace) table. Items were sold with proceeds given later to the student winner of a Heritage poster contest.
Maia Garry, left, and Gabriella (Gabby) Bassi
Yanci Linares, left, student, and her mother, Elvira Linares
Teacher Susan Maas-Lejon, right, dances the Macarena.
SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Brynn Brown, center, wins T-shirt from Yo Fresh owners David and Jessica De Fede for dancing the Macarena.
Tables loaded with colorful posters and food samples from 20 Spanish-speaking countries lined Venice Middle School's gymnasium Friday, Oct. 11.
Mother-daughter team Sherri Stone, left, and Amanda Campbell at snoball machine.
Megan Friend, left, Lacy Landers and Samantha Anderson
Jessica Gonzalez Cuba poster
Thian Talley, seated left, Gary Lauver and Anthony Rivera
Ben Krizen, left, and Ryan Holcomb
What’s not to love about a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month?
Nothing, if you ask any of the nearly 800 students, teachers, staff and visitors who celebrated the day at Venice Middle School Oct. 11.
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